Planned Parenthood Funding Nixed

By Richard Nelson

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March 13, 2019

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The Trump administration changed Title X regulations regarding which organizations can receive federal family planning funds. Under the new rules any facility that performs abortions or counsels women to receive abortions cannot receive any federal funds. This means that Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest abortion provider won't get any federal money. Conservatives are applauding the move. But not everyone is happy,  21 states are suing the Trump administration to restore the funding. This is a fascinating because nothing is stopping those states from using their own funds to support pro-abortion organizations. This lawsuit comes at a time when states have been critical of the federal government getting involved in things it has no business in. After all, where in the Constitution does it say the federal government should involve itself with family planning funding?

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